Irreductibles and Jolly Rogers are two bands of different styles of nationalist rock from Barcelona who released their first shared album. We at Midgård Magazine found this split-album outstanding and wants to give these guys more attention with this interview. Enjoy.
Hello! Can you give us a brief run down of the band and it's current line-up at present?
At the first time we played only as "Irreductibles" but later we decided to make a different project inside the scene and with the help of two mates we started "Jolly Rogers"... the thing was going on and we produced 5 songs and played some gigs in Barcelona. Once upon a time the band was near to split an then we decided to record our work "Confesiones a puertas del infierno" along "Irreductibles".
After we record the CD the line up changed but the spirit of the band is the same... the bass player, drummer and first guitar were replaced by closed mates for continue the project.
Can you tell us about your new excellent split-CD 'Confesiones a las Puertas del Infierno'. Why a split? And what is the difference between Jolly rogers and Irreductibles?
As we said before, the band almost disapears, so we felt sorry about that and we didn't want to forget our songs and we decided to record 5 songs for each band and make a shared CD with Irreductibles, because we share both bands.
About the shared CD, we are very proud and happy about the acceptance of the people as well for Jolly Rogers as Irreductibles too, every new notice about us is a good notice, a high number of agrupations who want that we play in their gigs, CD and merch sellings were awesome, etc... And about the last question, the difference between bands we think that are very evident, Irreductibles is a band with songs more listened in the nationalist scene and is musically harder, in Jolly Rogers we wanted to bring a genre that is scarce in the nationalist music, a kind of street rock with lyrics about the day to day, giving more importance to the melody of voice… there are days that you want listen something different and that was the intention, make some different.
The name Jolly Rogers. It is a very common name. Don't you think it would be hard for people to find your band?
We don't believe that find us could be difficult because we got a Facebook page and with our work in the streets people start to know us…. We wanted a name with something related to our city , with the sea etc and after shuffling several names decided this .
Would you like to walk us through the lyrics to us that not understand the spanish language?
In our songs we talk about a bit of everything… we talk about our city (Barcelona) and the moments and remembers we have about her (Bcn) we have lyrics about what is for us the friendship and the importance about it, anecdotes about our childhood or when we were teenagers, that’s why we did Nunca Caminarás Solo and Alma Marinera. We do a cover of a Spanish pop band being that it speaks about all the strikes you can have in your whole live, and even so you resist and you follow your way or that we still firm with our ideas no matter who cares about it. And the Sonia’s theme is dedicated to the sister of our singer, who died in a plane accident while she was fighting against fire in the forest… rest in peace, always in our heart.
This could not be the first time you guys use some instruments? Have you done any work before this? Or are you active in other bands as well?
Two of us played in "Tercios" around 2002 and we record a Cd but the band split for personal reasons…the rest played in differents spanish RAC-bands like Impertinencia, KronoS, Arjuna or Irreductibles… we are everywhere hahaha! everything is for the scene, we don’t want that it to disappear and we make everything we can to make it!
The spanish music scene seems to have hard to find it's way out of Spain. But this split really had a good start from day one? Did you se that comming?
First of all we don’t believe spanish nationalist bands had problems to go outside Spain to play, there were a lot of good bands, as Estirpe Imperial, División 250, Klan, Batallón de Castigo, etc… the problem here is that nowadays is easier, more comunication with other countries and associations and make it easier.
About the question of our CD, the truth is that we are very happy with the reception in Europe and America specially as well as gigs that we had and we will have in the future out of Spain, and no, you never know how it will be, the reception but we only can give thanks to you all because we are very happy, as well as the reaction of the people and the realisation of the CD.
How is it with Spain particualry. Wich bands are still active, and which should we keep our eyes open for?
n Spain, under our point of view, always have been good bands with a huge route and many CD’s in the streets… but yes, it’s true that nowadays there are more bands in active. This past 2015 was awesome as well as in recorded CD’s, as bands that they are recording and as bands that are giving a lot of gigs.
Irreductibles, Arjuna, Impertinencia, Post Mortem, Celtiberia, Ivs Gladii, KronoS, Hispanica, Jolly Rogers, 1ª Vanguardia, Los Guripass are the most active but we can’t forget Batallón de Castigo or Estirpe Imperial, being that always and we hope they never split up, bring to us a new CD every certain time.
You have to look in all bands… every one have their own stile and something that engages you every time you listen to them. It’s very difficult to mention only one band because everyone of us have different favorite stiles of music.
Your are from Barcelona. What is the best, and the worst with your city?
For us Barcelona is awesome, good weather, the sea, etc… the best of city is impossible to say, but the beaches and opened air restaurants (chiringuitos) with a good cold beer… it’s incomparable!!
The worst is something that we live nowadays… the separatism, as well in Barcelona as entire Catalonia and also mention the inmigration theme but it’s a problem in Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Paris, Stockholm,... in entire Europe. FUCK ISLAM!!!!
From Sweden it is very easy to travel to Barcelona. What must a nationalist visit, experience in Barcelona if we travel to your city?
You can’t miss Antoni Gaudí masterpieces. Sagrada Família, La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Parc Güell… The Liceo theater, La Rambla, Montjuic, the military museum, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPANISH BLUE DIVISION (Divisón Azul or 250), and a lot of museums about history, art, and science. There is a cemetery with fallen comrades in fight with the División Azul against Russia and other battles in Second World War too.
Have you experienced any from the migrant invasion the last couple of months?
Personally and with our nearest friends no, only the regrettable things we see on tv, like Paris or Brussels attempts, violations Germany and in your Sweden,... and the bullying in all Europe.
It had to be stopped many years ago… but it’s not a surprise, we saw that coming...
What do you think is the best a nationalist can do in this situation?
Keep the faith. Support nationalist folk, fight for your country and for Europe. Not the UE, the real Europe. Maybe the Third World War is near disguised in Islamism and Sionism, and we have to be one. No matter Christianism, Paganism or other religions. It’s for Europe, our ancients, our History and our future, for us and our childrens. Keep the faith, work your brain and your body, don’t be afraid, this is our time. Our grandparents fought for Europe and its unity… it’s our time.
Is there any recurrent shows in Spain you could sugest to show up on?
You can’t miss Ritorno of Camelot!
When can we expect anything from you in the future? New recordings, live gigs perhaps?
We have very clear our future, we're working in a new CD, that for sure!! We want to bring it this 2016. And gigs of course as well as national or international!!
Thank you for your time! Any last words to Sweden before we end this interview?